Courage Quotes

Courage and Encouraging Quotes, Sayings & Quotations

Part 1. Best courage quotes ever

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Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu, philosopher

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. Plato, philosopher

Believe you can and you're halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt, president

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. Mark Twain, author

Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently. Maya Angelou, poet

Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads. Erica Jong, novelist

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot. Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, president

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face. Helen Keller, author

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide, novelist

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Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader

All happiness depends on courage and work. Honore de Balzac, novelist

A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. John Maxwell, speaker

The opposite of courage in our society isn't cowardice, it's conformity. Rollo May, psychologist

He who loses wealth loses much. He who loses a friend loses more. But he who loses courage loses all. Miguel de Cervantes, novelist

Another word for creativity is courage. George Prince,

When you have no choice, mobilize the spirit of courage Jewish Proverbs,

A man of courage flees forward in the midst of new things. Jacques Maritain, philosopher

Surprise yourself every day with your own courage. Denholm Elliott,

It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. Abraham Lincoln, president

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inspirational quotes

Inspirational quotes about courage.

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Believe you can and you're halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt, president

Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently. Maya Angelou, poet

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow. Mary Anne Radmacher,

A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. Lao Tzu, philosopher

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. Victor Hugo, author

A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for. William G.T. Shedd,

Through the inspiration of Vaclav's words, the courage of his dissidence and the integrity of his leadership, Czechoslovakia successfully transitioned from an authoritarian state to a free democracy at the heart of Europe. Michael D. Higgins, politician

Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens. David Cameron, politician

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon,

Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four Cs. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable. Walt Disney Company,

This world demands the qualities of youth; not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the life of ease. Robert F. Kennedy,

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successful quotes

Best quotes about taking corageous decisions and being successful.

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Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. Peter Drucker, consultant

I'm a big fan of small business ownership. I think it's the backbone of American innovation. But to be successful, you first have to have the courage to go for it. Bill Rancic, businessman

The qualities of an exceptional cook are akin to those of a successful tightrope walker: an abiding passion for the task, courage to go out on a limb and an impeccable sense of balance. Bryan Miller,

Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act. Andre Malraux, author

Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act. Maxwell Maltz, scientist

Just two weeks ago, millions of Iraqis defied the threats of terrorists and went to the polls to determine their own future. I congratulate the Iraqi people for the courage they've shown in making these elections so successful. Bill Frist, politician

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moral quotes

Courage quotes to take action for moral reasons.

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A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. Lao Tzu, philosopher

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. Mark Twain, author

We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death. Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer

Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage. William Slim, soldier

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. Desmond Tutu, leader

He's a man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity. Thomas Hardy, novelist

While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage, the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors, he is a moral coward. Al Gore, vice president

Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another. Charles Caleb Colton, writer

In this work I have received the opposition of a number of men who only advocate the unobtainable because the immediately possible is beyond their moral courage, administrative ability, and their political prescience. John Burns, activist

Once I had all the facts in, I found I didn't have the immoral courage to pull the caper. So I wrote it as a story. As a teenager, I didn't have any skills for writing as such, so it came out in 1500 words. Theodore Sturgeon, writer

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business quotes

Have the courage to be successful in business.

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Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. Peter Drucker, consultant

It's not just Bin Laden or just those that are involved in the counterterrorism effort. We've gotta cast the net broader than that. But I think it's a - very special tribute that we all owe to the bravery and courage of the men and women in the intelligence and military business who performed so well to finally get it done. Dick Cheney, vice president

A life lesson for me is, how do you muster the courage to take on a new risk? Whether it's starting up a business or taking on a new project or expedition. I think the risks that we take are all relative to the risk-taker. Ann Bancroft, explorer

I'm a big fan of small business ownership. I think it's the backbone of American innovation. But to be successful, you first have to have the courage to go for it. Bill Rancic, businessman

I emphasize... that the Harrimans showed great courage and loyalty and confidence in us, because three or four of us were really running the business, the day to day business. Prescott Bush, politician

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Quotes about love

Encouraging love quotes.

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Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu, philosopher

If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it. John Irving, novelist

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. Maya Angelou, poet

Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader

Yet each man kills the thing he loves By each let this be heard Some do it with a bitter look Some with a flattering word The coward does it with a kiss The brave man with a sword Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Love makes a subtle man out of a crude one, it gives eloquence to the mute, it gives courage the cowardly and makes the idle quick and sharp. Juan Ruiz, poet

What I love about the East End is that there's a great perseverance, determination and courage. What I dislike about it is that there is sometimes a celebration of ignorance. Eddie Marsan, actor

It may not be the most popular but there is a place for it. I think about the kind of music I love, acoustic, melodic, and I guess it kind of took a bit of courage on my part to think I could be one of those songwriters. Helen Slater, actress

You must have love as the core; it takes courage to be willing to constantly tell the truth to each other and risk letting the relationship go. Kenny Loggins, musician

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. Maya Angelou, poet

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Quotes about life

Encouraging quotes about life.

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Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently. Maya Angelou, poet

Maybe you will be afraid and maybe you will fail, but the courage to take risks in any part of your life is, I feel, a very worthwhile way to live. Emile Hirsch, actor

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin, author

If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it. John Irving, novelist

A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. Lao Tzu, philosopher

Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life. E. M. Forster, novelist

Life is to be entered upon with courage. Alexis de Tocqueville, historian

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. Victor Hugo, author

The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life. Daniel J. Boorstin, historian

Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it. Leonardo da Vinci, artist

You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own. Michelle Obama, first lady

We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness. Maxwell Maltz, scientist

To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that. Saint Teresa of Avila, saint

You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman

One cannot answer for his courage when he has never been in danger. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Steve Jobs, businessman

A life lesson for me is, how do you muster the courage to take on a new risk? Whether it's starting up a business or taking on a new project or expedition. I think the risks that we take are all relative to the risk-taker. Ann Bancroft, explorer

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. John F. Kennedy, president

Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage. Laura Schlessinger, writer

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten. John F. Kennedy, president

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Quotes about character

Encouraging quotes to improve your character.

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Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently. Maya Angelou, poet

A man of character in peace is a man of courage in war. Charles Wilson, public servant

You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence. William Boetcker,

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. Jacqueline Bisset, actress

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained. John Stuart Mill, philosopher

Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character. George W. Bush, president

There is no glory in war, yet from the blackness of its history, there emerge vivid colours of human character and courage. Those who risked their lives to help their friends. Silvia Cartwright, statesman

Fashion should not be expected to serve in the stead of courage or character. Loretta Young, actress

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Quotes about qualities

Quotes on courageous qualities.

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Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. Aristotle, philosopher

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others. Winston Churchill, statesman

You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman

The qualities of an exceptional cook are akin to those of a successful tightrope walker: an abiding passion for the task, courage to go out on a limb and an impeccable sense of balance. Bryan Miller,

The sea - this truth must be confessed - has no generosity. No display of manly qualities - courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness - has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power. Joseph Conrad, novelist

Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead. Karl von Clausewitz, soldier

Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage. John W. Gardner, educator

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities - because it is the quality which guarantees all others. Joseph Chamberlain, politician

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Quotes about confidence

Encouraging quotes to fill you with confidence.

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Believe you can and you're halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt, president

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot. Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience which you must stop and look fear in the face. Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady

It is so often true that whether a person carries with him an atmosphere of gloom and depression or one of confidence and courage depends on his individual outlook. James Keller,

Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence. Aristotle, philosopher

He who has faith has... an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well - even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly. B. C. Forbes, journalist

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady

I emphasize... that the Harrimans showed great courage and loyalty and confidence in us, because three or four of us were really running the business, the day to day business. Prescott Bush, politician

Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others ... Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth. (Journal entry, 14 October 1922) Katherine Mansfield, author

Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four Cs. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable. Walt Disney Company,

When you really believe in God, it gives you a courage, a confidence that enables you to meet the things coming. Della Reese, musician

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Quotes about bravery

Famous quotes about bravery and courage.

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Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. General George Patton, military

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all. Miguel de Cervantes, novelist

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquest of it. William Danforth, author

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin, author

One man with courage makes a majority. Andrew Jackson, president

Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear. Umberto Eco, novelist

I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare. Maya Angelou, poet

Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery - courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards and respectable ways of doing things. James Robinson,

Yet each man kills the thing he loves By each let this be heard Some do it with a bitter look Some with a flattering word The coward does it with a kiss The brave man with a sword Oscar Wilde, dramatist

It's not just Bin Laden or just those that are involved in the counterterrorism effort. We've gotta cast the net broader than that. But I think it's a - very special tribute that we all owe to the bravery and courage of the men and women in the intelligence and military business who performed so well to finally get it done. Dick Cheney, vice president

No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days - we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote. Hillary Clinton, politician

Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. John Wayne, actor

All of us have moments in out lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them. Erma Bombeck, journalist

Throughout the years, many Christian women have told me of their great respect for the bravery and courage evident in my work, perhaps even gesturing to their own Isis earrings or a Nile River Goddess pendants. Carol P. Christ, educator

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Quotes about strength

Quotes of encouragement and strength.

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Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu, philosopher

Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently. Maya Angelou, poet

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot. Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience which you must stop and look fear in the face. Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady

Stretch your courage! Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it with use. Ruth Gordon, actress

Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it. Ann Landers, journalist

Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to. Oscar Wilde, dramatist

I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. Anais Nin, author

Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin, more even than death. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habits; thought is anarchic and lawless, indifferent to authority, careless of the well-tried wisdom of the ages. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid ... Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man. Bertrand Russell, philosopher

But after this natural burst of indignation, no man of sense, courage, or prudence will waste his time or his strength in retrospective reproaches or repinings. Robert Peel, leader

Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, writer

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained. John Stuart Mill, philosopher

I find fault with my children because I like them and I want them to go places - uprightness and strength and courage and civil respect and anything that affects the probabilities of failure on the part of those that are closest to me, that concerns me - I find fault. Branch Rickey, athlete

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady

While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage, the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors, he is a moral coward. Al Gore, vice president

Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage. John W. Gardner, educator

God surely did not create us, and cause us to live, with the sole end of wishing always to die. I believe, in my heart, we were intended to prize life and enjoy it, so long as we retain it. Existence never was originally meant to be that useless, blank, pale, slow-trailing thing it often becomes to many, and is becoming to me, among the rest. Charlotte Bronte, novelist

Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others ... Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth. (Journal entry, 14 October 1922) Katherine Mansfield, author

Without strength and courage it's really hard to perform at the highest levels of international figure skating, because you're alone on the ice and you only have seven minutes over two nights to prove yourself. Scott Hamilton, athlete

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Businessman quotes

Quotes from businessmen.

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Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks, and courage. Charles Luckman, businessman

It takes vision and courage to create - it takes faith and courage to prove. Owen D. Young, businessman

We had every problems starting a big top could have. The tent fell down on the first day. We had problems getting people into the shows. It was only with the courage and arrogance of youth that we survived. Guy Laliberte, businessman

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Steve Jobs, businessman

I'm a big fan of small business ownership. I think it's the backbone of American innovation. But to be successful, you first have to have the courage to go for it. Bill Rancic, businessman

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. Alan Cohen, businessman

There has to be this pioneer, the individual who has the courage, the ambition to overcome the obstacles that always develop when one tries to do something worthwhile, especially when it is new and different. Alfred P. Sloan, businessman

Our democracy poses problems and these problems must and shall be solved by courageous leadership. Charles Edison, businessman

The President regards the Japanese as a brave people; but courage, though useful in time of war, is subordinate to knowledge of arts; hence, courage without such knowledge is not to be highly esteemed. Townsend Harris, businessman

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Steve Jobs, businessman

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Coach quotes

Quotes from coaches.

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Courage is not the absence of fear, but simply moving on with dignity despite that fear. Pat Riley, coach

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Statesman quotes

Quotes from statesmen.

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Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill, statesman

I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster. Catherine II, statesman

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Nelson Mandela, statesman

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman

Courage is... the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared. David Ben-Gurion, statesman

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others. Winston Churchill, statesman

You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman

Prime Minister Sharon, Prime Minister Abbas, I urge you today to end the designs of those who seek destruction, annihilation and occupation, and I urge you to have the will and the courage to begin to realize our dreams of peace, prosperity and coexistence. King Abdullah II, statesman

Overcoming the Cold War required courage from the people of Central and Eastern Europe and what was then the German Democratic Republic, but it also required the steadfastness of Western partner over many decades when many had long lost hope of integration of the two Germanys and Europe. Angela Merkel, statesman

Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared. David Ben-Gurion, statesman

A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision; but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third and all the time - patience. Stanley Baldwin, statesman

I think the Iraqi people have shown extraordinary patience and courage in the last few months. They have really put a political system on the way to success, to a real democracy here. Paul Bremer, statesman

There is no glory in war, yet from the blackness of its history, there emerge vivid colours of human character and courage. Those who risked their lives to help their friends. Silvia Cartwright, statesman

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Athlete quotes

Quotes from athletes.

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I like so much wearing heels, legs look so much better, everything looks better. But it's only recently I've had the courage to do that. Blanka Vlasic, athlete

To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction - and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by. Stephen Baker, athlete

I find fault with my children because I like them and I want them to go places - uprightness and strength and courage and civil respect and anything that affects the probabilities of failure on the part of those that are closest to me, that concerns me - I find fault. Branch Rickey, athlete

A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide. Mickey Mantle, athlete

The presidents of colleges have to have some courage to step forward. You can't limit alcohol in college sports, you have to get rid of it. Dean Smith, athlete

Anyone can support a team that is winning - it takes no courage. But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of courage. Bart Starr, athlete

Well, number one I like dancing. Number two I knew it would be challenging because I had never done this type of dance before. I always wanted to and I happened to have the courage to go out there and give it my best shot. Evander Holyfield, athlete

I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice, and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance achieve success for themselves. Major Taylor, athlete

These rules may seem simple enough, but it will require great morale and physical courage to adhere to them. But if carried out in the strict sense of the word it will surely lead to a greater success than could otherwise be attained. Major Taylor, athlete

Without strength and courage it's really hard to perform at the highest levels of international figure skating, because you're alone on the ice and you only have seven minutes over two nights to prove yourself. Scott Hamilton, athlete

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President quotes

Quotes from presidents.

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Believe you can and you're halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt, president

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, president

It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. Abraham Lincoln, president

One man with courage makes a majority. Andrew Jackson, president

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. Harry S. Truman, president

There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right. Ronald Reagan, president

One man with courage is a majority. Thomas Jefferson, president

Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage. Theodore Roosevelt, president

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. John F. Kennedy, president

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. Harry S. Truman, president

Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character. George W. Bush, president

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten. John F. Kennedy, president

Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are. George W. Bush, president

Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide. Andrew Johnson, president

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Soldier quotes

Quotes from famous soldiers.

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God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless. Chester W. Nimitz, soldier

Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets. George S. Patton, soldier

Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it. William Tecumseh Sherman, soldier

But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility. Erwin Rommel, soldier

Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior. Karl von Clausewitz, soldier

Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage. William Slim, soldier

Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead. Karl von Clausewitz, soldier

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Austrian quotes

Quotes from Austrian authors

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Political courage is not political suicide. Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor

There is a courage of happiness as well as a courage of sorrow. Alfred Adler, psychologist

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Canadian quotes

Quotes from Canadian authors.

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If human beings had genuine courage, they'd wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween. Doug Coupland, author

Courage, my friends; 'tis not too late to build a better world. Tommy Douglas, clergyman

We had every problems starting a big top could have. The tent fell down on the first day. We had problems getting people into the shows. It was only with the courage and arrogance of youth that we survived. Guy Laliberte, businessman

I took my courage in both hands and went to the Laundromat to do my washing. I had to use three machines. Julie Doucet, artist

Because at bottom, I'm interested in fear, and in courage and cowardice and these are easier to get at through fiction, where you can enter people's heads. Kevin Patterson, writer

If I am to be known for anything, I would like it to be for encouraging Canadians, for knowing a little bit about their daily, extraordinary courage. And for wanting that courage to be recognized. Romeo LeBlanc, politician

The best thing to do is stare it in the face and move on. We have to face our fears and plow through. I think taking chances takes a lot more courage than staying stagnant and doing what's safe and comfortable. Terri Clark, musician

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Italian quotes

Quotes from Italian authors.

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Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear. Umberto Eco, novelist

Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it. Leonardo da Vinci, artist

The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them. Thomas Aquinas, theologian

Ofttimes the test of courage becomes rather to live than to die. Vittorio Alfieri, dramatist

Grave was the man in years, in looks, in word, his locks were grey, yet was his courage green. Torquato Tasso, poet

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German quotes

Quotes from German authors.

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The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable. Paul Tillich, theologian

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward. Jean Paul, author

But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility. Erwin Rommel, soldier

Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven. Georg C. Lichtenberg, scientist

Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free. Paul Tillich, theologian

Overcoming the Cold War required courage from the people of Central and Eastern Europe and what was then the German Democratic Republic, but it also required the steadfastness of Western partner over many decades when many had long lost hope of integration of the two Germanys and Europe. Angela Merkel, statesman

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French quotes

Quotes from French authors.

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Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide, novelist

A man of courage flees forward in the midst of new things. Jacques Maritain, philosopher

All happiness depends on courage and work. Honore de Balzac, novelist

Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. Coco Chanel, designer

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. Victor Hugo, author

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader

Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader

Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

Life is to be entered upon with courage. Alexis de Tocqueville, historian

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. Victor Hugo, author

One cannot answer for his courage when he has never been in danger. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

Every man of courage is a man of his word. Pierre Corneille, dramatist

Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act. Andre Malraux, author

Come to the edge.' 'We can't. We're afraid.' 'Come to the edge.' 'We can't. We will fall!' 'Come to the edge.' And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew. Guillaume Apollinaire, novelist

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Miguel de Cervantes quotes

Encouraging quotes by Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish writer.

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Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently. Maya Angelou, poet

I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare. Maya Angelou, poet

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. Maya Angelou, poet

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. Maya Angelou, poet

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. Maya Angelou, poet

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. Maya Angelou, poet

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Erma Bombeck quotes

Encouraging quotes by Erma Bombeck, American humorist.

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All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them. Erma Bombeck, journalist

I have a hat. It is graceful and feminine and give me a certain dignity, as if I were attending a state funeral or something. Someday I may get up enough courage to wear it, instead of carrying it. Erma Bombeck, journalist

All of us have moments in out lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them. Erma Bombeck, journalist

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Best of 345 Encouraging Quotes. Best ecouraging quotes for women, men, kids and students to succeed in work, life or love. Good quotes about strength and courage from Bible, movies or by greatest people ever lived.


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Part 1
Best Courage quotes
Top Courage picture quotes
New Courage quotes

Part 2
Courage Quotes That ARE...
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Successful
Moral
Business

Part 3
Courage Quotes About
Love
Life
Character
Qualities
Confidence
Bravery
Strength

Part 4
Courage Quotes By ...
Businessman
Coach
Statesman
Athlete
President
Soldier

Part 5
Courage Quotes From ...
Austrian
Canadian
Italian
German
French

Part 6
Courage Quotes by Famous Authors
Miguel de Cervantes
Erma Bombeck

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Conclusion

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